Events and meetings

The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link.

2016

  1. Launch of Labour Migration Research Publications

    27 October 2016

    International Labour Organization under its EU funded project “South Asia labour Migration Governance (SALM)” has commissioned following researches on various aspects of the labour migration from Pakistan to GCC countries. The main purpose of the researches is to understand in depth various thematic areas of labour migration, challenges and opportunities. The official launch has been planned to generate discussion and take forward researches recommendations at implementation level.

  2. Pakistan Business Network for Social Protection (2nd meeting)

    18 October 2016

    The Pakistan Business Network on Social Protection (PBN-SP) was launched in Karachi on 11th August 2016 under the auspices of the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP). The Network will become part of the ‘Global Business Network on Social Protection (GBN-SP)’ launched by the Director General of ILO. The purpose of this network is to enable employers and the Employers’ Organization of Pakistan to better understand the importance of social protection for a fair and inclusive development, and how it can contribute to economic and social performance of enterprise; identify the main pitfalls of the current social protection system: To discuss what are the elements from an employer perspective that can contribute to explain why social protection is not enforced; and determine possible actions from employers and EFP, to contribute to overcome current pitfall and allow for better compliance. The 2nd meeting of PBN-SP will discuss organizational structure and resources required for taking forward the agenda of Social Protection in Pakistan.

  3. Tripartite Consultation on Labour Laws for Islamabad Capital Territory

    17 October 2016

    ILO is currently supporting the Islamabad Capital Administration for drafting and promulgating Labour Laws in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) – which was necessitated after the 18th Constitutional Amendment. For this purpose, the Government has adopted the recommendations of Justice Shafi ur Rehman Commission to consolidate and codify Labour Laws in five major Codes. Two of these Codes are drafted and were presented to the tripartite stakeholders of ICT review and feedback. The Tripartite Stakeholders had sought more time to review these laws and will now provide their inputs in a follow-up tripartite meeting organized on 17th October 2016.

  4. Future of Work Consultation – Tripartite Stakeholders of Punjab

    7 October 2016

    The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) from Punjab is organized on 7th October 2016 in the Conference Room of the Industrial Relations Institute (IRI), Lahore. Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.

  5. Future of Work Consultation – Tripartite Stakeholders of Azad Jammu & Kashmir

    6 October 2016

    The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) from Azad Jammu & Kashmir is organized on 6th October 2016 in the Conference Room of the Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mirpur (Azad Kashmir). Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.

  6. ILO-Strora Enso Project landed at BSP arenas

    28 - 29 September 2016

    A series of awareness raising seminars is scheduled to promote decent work and combat child labour in the value chain of Bulleh Shah Packaging (BSP), Stora Enso’s joint venture in Pakistan.

  7. Three-days teacher’s training on “Safe Migration for Decent Work in the GCC Countries”

    21 - 23 September 2016

    The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Pakistan (NAVTTC) in partnership with the ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance (SALM)” has developed a course on safe migration for decent work in the GCC countries for students in technical and vocational institutions. The course has been developed using competency based training approach and registered under Pakistan National Vocational Qualification Framework (PNVQF). A three days teacher’s training has been organized under the SALM project from all provinces representing private and public technical institutions to introduce the course in high demand occupations.

  8. Launch of Migrant Resource Centre - Lahore

    20 September 2016

    Department of labour and Human Resource Punjab has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. The department has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  9. Consultation on ‘Estimates of Employment from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’

    8 September 2016

    The Government of Pakistan is implementing a mega development programme titled ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’ with an investment of USD 46 billion from Chinese public and private sectors in Pakistan. More than 52 projects relating to roads, railways, energy production and warehousing, are included. In this respect, the Government of Pakistan requested ILO for support in undertaking a study to estimate employment prospects from CPEC Projects. A one-day Consultation was organized to review study design and initial findings for finalization.

  10. Future of Work Consultation – Tripartite Stakeholders of KPK

    8 September 2016

    The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province is organized on 8th September 2016 in the Conference Room of the Labour Directorate. Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.

  11. Future of Work Consultation – Youth, Academia & Civil Society of KPK

    8 September 2016

    The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with Youth, Academia and Civil Society from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province is organized on 8th September 2016 in the Conference Room of the Labour Directorate. Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.

  12. An exposure visit of delegates from Pakistan to Nepal to Study Migrant Resource Centre Operations and Regulations

    15 - 17 August 2016

    Since the concept of Migrant Resource Centre is new to Pakistan, a delegation of eight MRC staff from Lahore and Islamabad will participate in an exposure visit to Nepal to understand and learn in depth the day to day operations of MRC, outreach work of MRC, establishment and expansion of MRC and its services and management models of MRC with the support from ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  13. Two Days Training Workshop on "Way-Forward for Coordinated Social Protection System: One Window Operation"

    4 - 5 August 2016

    A Two Days Training Workshop on "Way-Forward for Coordinated Social Protection System: One Window Operation" has been scheduled for Social Partners (Employers' Federation, Workers' Federation, and Government-Labor Department), National, Provincial and District level Social Protection Agencies/Departments/Line Departments/UN/ and Technical Cooperation Agencies (public and private). The training will be facilitated by Ms. Valérie Schmitt (Chief, Social Policy, Governance and Standards Branch, ILO HQ in Geneva) and Mr. Thibault Van Langenhove (Social Protection Policy Officer, ILO HQ in Geneva). Main objectives of the training are, to build capacities around the concept of One Window Operation (OWO) in Pakistan, Agee on the different options on the broad design of the OWO mechanism, define and analyze the allied roles and responsibilities. The training workshop will also consider to identify main activities for pilot implementation of the OWO in Pakistan.

  14. Closing Ceremony of the One UN Project “Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province”

    1 July 2016

    The United Nations in Pakistan has been working together to build the resilience of the most vulnerable communities in the underserved areas of rural Sindh. Accordingly, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN-Women have jointly implemented a One UN Project “Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province”. United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) funded the project, whereas the Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh has steered it. The project, after completing three and half years, is ending on 30th June 2016, with results in improving the lives of 11,800 families in targeted Districts of Mirpurkhas and Dadu in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. The Project is organizing a closeout ceremony to showcase the achievements made under it.

  15. Two day Workshop on finalizing the implementation modalities for home based workers Policy/law in Sindh

    29 - 30 June 2016

    Home Net Pakistan in collaboration with International Labour Organization and Department of Labour and Human Resource Development (LHRD) Sindh is holding a tri-partite plus consultation to finalize the implementation modalities for HBWs policy and law. The need for this consultation comes from the delay in approval of the policy/ law for want of such modalities.Home Net Pakistan in collaboration with International Labour Organization and Department of Labour and Human Resource Development (LHRD) Sindh is holding a tri-partite plus consultation to finalize the implementation modalities for HBWs policy and law. The need for this consultation comes from the delay in approval of the policy/ law for want of such modalities.

  16. Seminar on Coordinated Social Protection Experience Sharing & Way-Forward

    23 June 2016

    The main purpose of the seminar is to share social protection experiences from the ILO’s “Social Protection Floor Initiative” (SPFI) in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)-Pakistan, and to deliberate on the ways and means to carry-forward and extend social protection agenda at provincial and national level.

  17. Launch of the Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment for Overseas Employment

    22 June 2016

    Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association (POEPA) will unveil their National Action Plan (NAP) on Ethical Recruitment and will sign the code of conduct to show their commitment and action to promote ethical recruitment practices in Pakistan. POEPA has developed their sectoral Code of Ethical Conduct and NAP with the technical and financial support from ILO under EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  18. National Capacity-Building Workshop for Technical & Vocational Training Institutes in Pakistan

    31 May - 4 June 2016

    Organized by the United Nations Department of Political Affairs Counter-Terrorism Centre in collaboration with the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Youth Program (PMYP) with the technical support of the International Labour Organization in Pakistan, a National Capacity-Building Workshop for Technical and Vocation Training Institutes will be held. The objective of the training is to strengthen the expertise and capacity of TVET institutions in Pakistan to better cater for to the needs of semi- and unskilled labour in Pakistan.

  19. Discussion forum with Parliamentary Caucus of Women

    27 - 28 May 2016

    The purpose of event is to engage with the select group of proactive Parliamentarians to advocate for and influence the legislations related to working women in Pakistan. The event will be convened in partnership with Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC). It is expected that by the end of event, select group of people of influence have a better understanding of issues faced by women in the workplace and commit to taking some form of action.

  20. Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for Pakistan's DWCP III (2016-2020)

    26 May 2016

    Led by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistani’s and Human Resource Development (OPHRD) in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF), the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of Pakistan’s third Decent Work Country Program (DWCP III, 2016-2020) will be signed on 25th May 2016. The DWCP for Pakistan has been developed through a consultative process involving the federal and provincial authorities as well as a wide range of stakeholders.